Artistic Dress Tableaux Vivant
Forum for Critical Inquiry at the GSA

Event Type:

Research Presentation


Glasgow School of Art 167 Renfrew St G3 6RQ


14 Nov 2013
17:00 - 19:00



Margaret Macdonald Mackintosh
by James Craig Annan

Artistic Dress Tableaux Vivant

Event info

In order to creatively explore notions of fashion, style and artistic identity, students in the ‘Artistic Dress’ elective course at the GSA's Forum for Critical Inquiry have arranged tableaux vivants throughout the Mackintosh Building. These ‘living pictures’ show the students’ own research into dress history, displaying styles that either inspired or expressed trends that went against fashion norms.

Tableaux vivants expressed the creative bohemian spirit of students and staff in the early days of the GSA, during the time of “The Immortals”: Newbery, Mackintosh, the Macdonald sisters and friends. We are excited to revive this tradition 100 years later, and welcome you to chat with the students about their creations.

Students and staff are welcome, and a limited number of places are available to external guests - please register online at Eventbrite here